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Event Posting Rules - What is OK to Post on the Calendar

ziphren Moonflower
Future Full-Time Resident
Join date: 31 Oct 2003
Posts: 94
11-23-2005 16:00
person above me: you have to set the "landing point" to be able to set the event marker correctly.

But aaanyways...

I was just reading through the event posting rules... it seems like they're not enforced...
There are so many yard sales with no host present, listed many times a day... now there's an "eternal yard sale" which is just a store listed on the event calender all the time. Stuff like half price sounds month have no host... and now there are camping chair "events". omg yikes.

I know the list isn't as cluttered as it could be... but I was wondering if someone could enforce the rules so it doesn't get super-cluttered in the future?
LilAcorn Debs
Registered User
Join date: 10 Oct 2005
Posts: 13
11-26-2005 13:50
Ummmm I wasnt even attempting to FLOOD the events.... I was merrly doing my share of the job to help keep the casino busy and give someone to do something during their free time.

There is usually someone always there working at the casino to help run these events.

Everyone has got to keep in mind that there are holidays going on and not everyone can be there to run their events as they hoped to do so.

Here in the US and Canada we recently celebrated Thanksgiving Day this last Thursday. And now that there is Christmas coming up it will take more people away as well since the whole world celebrates that day or at least i think they do. So not everyone will be able to meet their expectations of being able to attend to every single events they hoped to run on such n such time.
Thrind Martin
Registered User
Join date: 3 Oct 2005
Posts: 3
This Bothers me as well
11-28-2005 09:31
As a "premium account holder" which mean I pay a monthly fee for "land use" it seems that I should be able to advertise events I am hosting on my land with little to no restrictions. What is the problem with searching the events for the event type you are looking for since there are keyword and category searches it seems a super simple task to undertake, furthermore, scroll down a bit and maybe click the "next page" button also seem pretty easy. It seems like there should be more events as there are many people and no everyone will go to the same event, choices are good. As far as posting once per day for event type, I read and re-read and NOWHERE is this stated.

Also there is a referencing to "shopping events" this is also not in the "agreement" clicked to post an event, I have pasted the "rules" below. I believe since I pay a "usage fee" I should be able to USE my land. if the "rules" change then maybe the "usage fees" should be reduced by the 1/5 that we land owners can no longer post events for, since the rules clearly state 5 can be posted yet you are now saying that only 1 event type per day ?????? what does this mean I have to come up with 4 more things to juggle to be able to "use" the land I pay monthly for ? this is an unreasonable request and people who complain about "flooding the events list" should learn how to use the tools so they are seeing only events that the are interested in and let us landowners who pay for this service use it to it's potential to make SL a "happening" place rather that only 1 event listed per hour. If I'm posting a "commercial" event I use the "commercial" category PROVIDED BY THE LINDENS to list my event.

*****Event Posting Rules*****


You may currently post up to 5 events per day (including event edits). In addition, your friends will now be able to post events on a parcel that you own. However, you must set that parcel to show up in Find Places as a Meeting Place. If your parcel is not set up as a Meeting Place, the parcel will not be available to your friends, but will continue to be subject to other availability rules.

To further clarify, you may post an event on a parcel if:
- You personally own the parcel and it is over 512 square meters in size.
- The parcel is owned by a group that you are a member of, and it is over 512 square meters.
- The parcel is in a private island that you are on the access list of, and it is over 512 square meters.
- The parcel belongs to Governor Linden and is set to show in Find Places as a Meeting Place.
- The parcel belongs to a friend, it is set to show in Find Places as a Meeting Place, and it is over 512 square meters.


An event is defined as a special group activity that is led by a host on land owned either by the host or by a group the host belongs to. Examples include discussions, group meetings, hosted dances, classes, tours, and competitions.

Events that include organized rating of one or more Second Life residents are not allowed.

The event descriptions need to conform to PG guidelines, consistent with the overall Second Life website policy - so no overt sex descriptions; sex for money, sex chat, simulated sex, strong violence, or anything else broadly offensive.

Mature events must be listed as Mature, and held in M-rated sims.
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Jesse Linden
Administrator
Join date: 4 Apr 2005
Posts: 285
11-28-2005 15:10
to clarify further what is and what is not acceptable to post on the calendar:

1) an event, by definition, is 'framed' by a beginning and end time. Thus 24hr yard sales and non-stop Tringo casinos are not events.

2) people are posting 'events' that are clearly ads that belong in the classifieds. The Commercial category was meant for posting grand openings, product launch events etc. which have a clear beginning and end time attached.

3) the use of alts to post more than 5 events per day runs counter to the intent of the events posting rules and will not be permitted.
Sitearm Madonna
Registered User
Join date: 6 Oct 2005
Posts: 535
11-29-2005 03:45
clear. thank you :)

From: Haney Linden
An event is defined as a special group activity that is led by a host. Examples include discussions, group meetings, hosted dances, classes, tours, and competitions. Shopping, viewing parcels for sale, and other non-group activities are not appropriate to post on the events calendar.

An event, by definition, is framed by a beginning and end time. Thus '24hr yard sales' and 'non-stop Tringo casinos' are not events.

The Commercial category was meant for posting grand openings, product launch events etc. which have a clear beginning and end time attached. Posting events that are clearly advertisements will not be acceptable.

The use of alts to post more than 5 events per day runs counter to the intent of the events posting rules and thus will not be permitted.

The event descriptions need to conform to PG guidelines, consistent with the overall Second Life website policy - so the posting should not include overt sex descriptions or references to sex for money, sex chat, simulated sex, strong violence, or anything else broadly offensive.

Mature events must be listed as Mature, and held in M-rated sims.

The calendar will not accept events scheduled less than 30 minutes in advance.
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